|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 6:15 AM||comments (27)|
1. Was it easy to pick the title for your book?
The title, Sniggerless Boundulations, came to me in a dream. It is essentially jibberish, but as an invented phrase, linguistically, it means a calculated step forward, which is what I was attempting to do with my life at the time.
2. When writing do you prefer typing or long hand with pen and paper?
I write most first drafts with pen and paper, I re-write and edit on the computer so I can rearr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
MY GUEST AUTHORS
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT ~ Morgan Bell
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:24 AM
AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH MORGAN BELL
Is there a particular book or author who inspired you to write?
I have been inspired by Angela Carter. Ursula Leguin, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Wo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
RH: Morgan Bell, thanks for stopping Author Snapshot for a chat. Congratulations on the publication of your debut short story collection, Sniggerless Boundulations! You are our first micro- and short fiction author. Tell us a little about your collection of stories and how they came about.
MB: Hi Rowena, I’m really excited to be doing an Author Snapshot. Strangely enough I often refer to Sniggerless Boundulations as a little snapshot of my mind, my stories are a string of i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
Hello and welcome to the Author Alliance. Thanks for making time to join us today.
It is a pleasure to be here. Thank you for the opportunity to tread the same (online) floorboards as all these other fabulous indie authors. I am excited to promote my new book Sniggerless Boundulations, a collection of experimental contemporary literary fiction, with characters that include killers, nosey office workers, seedy old men, competitive women, a galactic physician, an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
Why short stories?
It started with my local writers group in Newcastle, it was one evening a week and the coordinator would send out an email full of writers prompts prior to the meeting and we were asked to select a prompt as inspiration and write a piece of flash fiction. When we had a larger group we were asked to stick to 350 words or less and when the group was smaller we would write to 500 words. Each writer read their work aloud in the meeting, so the s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
Welcome to another great Writers on Wednesday interview. This week I am chatting with Australian author Morgan Bell ...
Tell me a bit about yourself …
I am 32 years old, I grew up in Newcastle NSW, and I am currently living in Sydney. I work as a Traffic Engineer and Technical Writer for Local Government. I have two cats, Romilly and Sansa, they are twins. I love Tom Hardy films and clove cigarettes and old-school grunge rock and queer culture ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
October Author of the Month
So, what have you written?
My new release is a short story collection of weird literary fiction called Laissez Faire. It is the follow up to my first collection Sniggerless Boundulations. I have also edited a speculative fiction anthology called Sproutlings: A Compendium of Little Fictions which is availa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Morgan Bell on February 12, 2018 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
Rant by Morgan Bell
Why can’t I use a comma splice?
Every once in a while I encounter a grammar nazi, sometimes it can happen several times a day, sometimes I can go months without stirring the beast.
See what I just did there? That is called a comma splice. I joined three independent, but related, clauses with a comma only. I didn’t suppl...Read Full Post »
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Novascapes Volume 1 was launched at the 2015 Newcastle Writers Festival at Town Hall at 10am on Sunday 22 March 2015.
The panellists were Novascapes editor and story contributor Cassandra Page (introduction), and authors with stories in the anthology: Russell Blackford (host), Janeen Webb (reading except), Sheree Kable (reading excerpt), Danuta Raine (reading excerpt), and Samantha Fisher (reading whole story).
In the audience we had many of the other authors who contributed stori...Read Full Post »